Will Texas Turn Blue? (Yet Another Reason To Fight Amnesty)
April 13, 2013, 02:34 AM
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"The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue," Gov. Rick Perry has reportedly claimed. [Texas to go Democrat blue? Gov. Perry says fat chance, by Dan Hirschhorn, New York Daily News, February 25, 2013]

It’s a Texas in-joke. Maroon and white are the colors of UT’s rival, Texas A&M.

Perry, and indeed many Texans, seem confident that it won’t happen, but if present demographic trends continue, can Texas avoid turning Democratic?

Consider what this would mean. Texas has 38 electoral votes. If Texas moved to the Democratic column, would the GOP—or any party besides the Democratic Party —be able to win a presidential election?

Texans have a lot of pride. Many of them believe that the state will always preserve its distinctive nature.

But how can they be so sure? The  state’s growing Hispanic population   goes hand-in-hand with a growth in the Democratic Party.

Check out this electoral map of the 2012 election. The blue areas are, not coincidentally, the high-Hispanic concentration areas.

The closer to the border, the bluer the county gets

The Democrats are certainly counting on demographic change to win the state. They’ve formed several organizations to reach that goal, such as Battleground Texas, headed up by Jeremy Bird, who was the Obama reelection campaign’s national field director: Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue , By Alexander Burns, Politico, January 24, 2013.

Read the piece—it’s blatantly about swamping the historic Texas majority with immigrants, not even a pretense of converting anybody through democratic debate. How much more treasonous can you get?

Among the stars of Texas Democrats: the Castro Brothers—not Fidel and Raul in Cuba, but identical twin brothers  Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, and Joaquin Castro representing Texas 20th , the US congressional district comprising the west of the city.

Julian Castro got to deliver the keynote address at last summer’s Democratic convention and was hyped as the first Hispanic keynote speaker—just as an obscure U.S. Senator, Barack Obama (D.-IL) was chosen to deliver the 2004 Democratic keynote address.

Clearly, influential forces in the Democratic Party are grooming Julian for the White House. Why not? The same machine that delivered two Obama victories against an incompetent and cowardly GOP could pull off another “historic first”.

Julian Castro recently spoke to the Texas Democratic Party and the Unity Campaign of the El Paso County Democratic Party:

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, told about 400 people Thursday [February 28th] that the state will not move forward until the Republican majority is booted out of office and Texas becomes "blue" again. "We need to turn Texas blue," Castro said. "In a few years, Democrats will turn this state purple and then turn it blue. Republicans have gone so far off the rails, they don't understand what we need to make Texas a great competitive state in the 21st century. They have forgotten—if they ever knew it in the first place."

 Castro, who addressed the Democratic National Convention in September, also said comprehensive immigration reform is needed. … Castro also told the audience that there needs to be a comprehensive path to citizenship for people living illegally in the United States. 400 in El Paso hear San Antonio mayor Julián Castro's hopes for Texas Alex Hinojosa El Paso Times March 1, 2013. VDARE.com links added.

Julian Castro (and his handlers) know whereof they speak, and Amnesty is an important part of their plan. Of course, they want a “path to citizenship” as it will bring more Democratic voters. In a nutshell, Amnesty is going to help turn Texas blue faster.

Unfortunately, the Texas Republican leadership class has openly aided and abetted the ongoing Hispanicization of the state.

  • Governor (and former presidential contender) Rick Perry called Republicans heartless if they opposed in-state tuition for illegals
  • Former Halliburton CEO Vice President Dick Armey, an open borders fanatic who, as House Majority Leader in 1995, help scuttle a plan to reduce legal immigration by one third which was supported by the Clinton administration.
  • Should I even bring up George W. Bush, that enabler and defender of illegal immigration, who brought Hispandering to new heights even for the GOP?

Whereas Californians engaged in a valiant effort to stop the invasion with Proposition 187 back in 1994, nothing comparable has been successful in Texas.

In 2011, SB9, a rather weak bill that was at least a step in the right direction of combatting sanctuary cities was introduced in the Texas legislature. But it was blocked by the brazen selfishness of Texas cheap labor profiteers—what VDARE.com calls “The Slave Power.” See here, here, here and here.

Of course, no border state has resisted the invasion as effectively as Arizona. But it’s disappointing not to see more resistance in Texas. Some Texans just don’t get it. For example, I’ve seen those Internet circulars touting the benefits of Texas independence, bragging about how Texas could be an independent country. But if Texas becomes Texico, it’s not going to be the same Texas—is it?

On one website, a Texan was bragging that if Texas becomes independent a Mexican invasion would be repulsed by armed Texans.

Wait a minute —Texas is already being invaded by Mexico.

The Texas conundrum has been addressed here on VDARE.COM as long ago as 2001. As the writer aptly put it: “Texas Republicans tie themselves in knots trying to appeal to Hispanics.” (Not that Texas Republicans are the only ones!) In an article published on VDARE.COM in 2004, Kevin (Emerging Republican Majority ) Phillips explained the Texas elite’s tolerance for mass immigration as a part of a penchant for cheap labor.

On View from the Right, the website of the late Lawrence Auster, there were some interesting discussions seeking to explain Texas tolerance for illegal immigration—see here, here, here and here.

One thing though that Texas has in its favor over California, however, is the difference in the white vote. As Steve Sailer pointed out, in the 2012 election, Romney only got 49% of the white vote in California, but in Texas he got 76%.

That’s a key difference. The Republicans can hold on a few more years in Texas because of the inchoate white solidarity—the political solidarity that dare not speak its name. (Curiously, the New Republic also realizes this—see A Blue Texas? Keep Dreaming, By Nate Cohn, November 19, 2012).

In the meantime, maybe more can be done to slow down the flow of immigrants.

There are courageous activists in Texas fighting to resist the invasion, for example Rebecca Forest of IRCOT [Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas]. Check out IRCOT’s website here, and if you’re a Texan, you can get involved.

It will be necessary to save Texas in order to save America.

American citizen Allan Wall (email him) recently moved back to the U.S.A. after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual.  In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.